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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Pig Tail Lock No 32 E
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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 327

Sunday 20 April 2014

The early 1820s saw the canal network largely complete, with canals in general very busy and prosperous and planning improvements either willingly or of necessity. But while the canal system had been developing, use of steam for power had been developing too. Steam power had long been used for pumps: canals were great users of steam pumps for water supply. From these, beam engines had been developed to power stationary machinery. Early steam pumps and engines were bulky and clumsy: but steam engines had recently been refined sufficiently to power ships, as just mentioned. The continuing process of development was about to produce steam plant compact enough and reliable enough to power land vehicles, on railways and also, it seemed possible, on ordinary roads. Already primitive steam locomotives were at work on tramroads. Some of these were canal feeders, others served collieries in the north-east of England.

P. J. G. Ransom - The Archaeology of Canals

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